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Windows 7: Unable to install Windows 7 on W520 with OCZ Vertex 3


13 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bits
 
 
Unable to install Windows 7 on W520 with OCZ Vertex 3

Hi,

I've just bought a new Lenovo W520 laptop. I separately bought a OCZ Vertex 3 120go SSD. When i'm trying to install Windows 7 professional 64bits. I get an error on the first reboot saying : Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. I've tried different Windows 7 Iso. But it still dosent work. Any Idea? The SSD and the BIOS both have the latest firmware.


Lenovo W520
Intel Core i7-2760QM 2.40GHz
12go ram
OCZ Vertex 3 120go SSD
OCZ Nocti mSata 60go
Nvidia Quadro 2000M


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13 Jul 2012   #2

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Did you remove the original HD with the installed OS before trying to install Win 7 on the SSD?

Have you looked in BIOS to set the boot order to use the SSD before the HD?

Are you trying to install Win 7 by booting the DVD, or did you start the install from within Windows?

Are you using a valid and genuine Windows 7 ISO?

Is the "error on first reboot", a reboot during the install process, or after the installation is complete?
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13 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
Did you remove the original HD with the installed OS before trying to install Win 7 on the SSD?

Have you looked in BIOS to set the boot order to use the SSD before the HD?

Are you trying to install Win 7 by booting the DVD, or did you start the install from within Windows?

Are you using a valid and genuine Windows 7 ISO?

Is the "error on first reboot", a reboot during the install process, or after the installation is complete?
I've removed the original HDD with the installed Os before trying to install a Clean Win 7 on the SSD.

The SSD is first in the boot order.

The SSD is set to AHCI mode.

I am trying to install Windows from my MSDNAA Win 7 Professional SP1 .Iso that i've burned.

The reboot is the normal reboot when you install Windows 7 after the first part the computer reboot and i get the error instead of the normal starting of windows asking for Username and computer name.

I've tried with a Win 7 Iso i've downloaded online and it didn't worked either.

I am trying to install Windows 7 Professional 64 bits
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13 Jul 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Burn ISO to DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed, or write to flash stick using Universal USB Installer with Windows 7 in drop down menu

Reset the BIOS to defaults. Set SATA to ACHI.

Test the SSD with maker's diagnostics. Plug it into the correct SATA port.

Remove all but 2gb RAM to try install. Test your RAM with memtest86 for 5-6 passes.

Post back or google verbatim error message.
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13 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Burn ISO to DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed, or write to flash stick using Universal USB Installer with Windows 7 in drop down menu

Reset the BIOS to defaults. Set SATA to ACHI.

Test the SSD with maker's diagnostics. Plug it into the correct SATA port.

Remove all but 2gb RAM to try install. Test your RAM with memtest86 for 5-6 passes.

Post back or google verbatim error message.

I had bruned my ISO to DVD using Infrarecorder at 4x speed. Now trying with 2 gb RAM and BIOS to defaults with sata to ACHI.

If it fails i'll try from the usb stick. Maybe it's my iso that is broken
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17 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64bits
 
 

Hi,

The only drive in was the SSD and the USB bootable drive. I've tried with no partition made, partition made, the secure erase, without the secure erase. 3 different *.ISO of Windows 7. I've finaly gave up, ordered the Lenovo recovery cd and installed successfully Windows 7 on a HDD and put the SSD second while waiting for the recovery cd. I've been able to use the SSD as a second drive for programs and storage. I've tried to install windows7 by giving the specific drivers for the chipset but it only made me unable to install on the SSD and yes it was the specific one from intel.

I don't have anymore ideas. If you have some i'll be glad to try it. I wish the Lenovo DVD arrive soon!

Thank you for your help/time!
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17 Jul 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

If you use the official ISO with SP1 and tool in Steps 1 and 2 here it should work: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Do you have an EFI BIOS? CHeck the BIOS Boot order for an EFI boot disk, remove it and set DVD drive first to boot.
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17 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you use the official ISO with SP1 and tool in Steps 1 and 2 here it should work: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Do you have an EFI BIOS? CHeck the BIOS Boot order for an EFI boot disk, remove it and set DVD drive first to boot.
I have the official ISO with SP1 and i've made the USB bootable drive frome the Windows 7 USB/DVD tool. I've checked for the boot order i've put a temporary priority for the USB key and the second is the SSD. Only 2 go RAM and no other drives. Windows is making error about drivers when it restart. I've tried to specify the drivers when you get to choose de driver you want to install on and give the ones of my Intel Chipset but it says it makes me unable to install on the SSD. I've verified online and it is the latest driver.
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17 Jul 2012   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

Can you retry your steps, but this time try IDE mode in the BIOS?

Regards,
Golden
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17 Jul 2012   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

Can you retry your steps, but this time try IDE mode in the BIOS?

Regards,
Golden
I'll try that tonight I don't have my laptop with me at the moment.

I'll post the results!

Thank you
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